Friday, June 29, 2007


My second favorite episode of any TV show this year, and the best of the entire 'Lost' season, "Flashes Before Your Eyes", featured the first appearance of McCutcheon Whiskey (found only in Toobworld).

Greybishop, who writes the 'Lost' recaps at, mentioned this interesting nugget of trivia about the whiskey's genesis:

Jules Verne fans will remember that "Admiral McCutcheon" was a character in "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea". If you are unfamiliar with "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", it's about a submarine. Verne's masterpiece has all sorts of fun, possibly 'Lost' related bits in it.

For instance, the passengers aboard the Nautilus visit the sunken city of Atlantis, "Nemo" means "No One" in Latin which probably alludes to Homer's "The Odyssey", and most disturbing of all, the book ends and never reveals the ultimate fate of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus...

*Geek factoid*
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played a supporting role in the 1997 made for TV adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea".

Before the bottle of McCutcheon's made its first appearance, I was already wondering if we might find out that the Island of 'Lost' might be the same island found in Jules Verne's book "Mysterious Island". Now, I'm thinking this might be where we're headed.

Especially since the "Mysterious Island" has a televersion.....

Toby OB

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